LED is a painless and non-invasive skin treatment that boosts collagen production and treats acne by killing the bacteria that creates it. LED treatments are gentle and while they yield less dramatic results than laser or IPL, it is a more natural way to improve skin condition. LED does not create any heat so unlike lasers, there is no chance of burning.
LED stands for light-emitting-diodes. First developed by NASA, LED works by sending energy-producing packets of light into the deeper layers of the skin. Red light LED stimulates the fibroblasts that produce collagen, which gives young skin its plump look. Professional LED machines can also minimize fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun-damage and stretch marks, and reduce redness after more aggressive IPL or laser treatments. The results won’t be as dramatic as plastic surgery, IPL or laser, but it’s a gentler, more natural, less expensive way to go. Blue light LED works by killing propionibacterium acnes (or p-bad) that lives below the surface of the skin and is responsible for acne.